Steelseries has introduced the Sentry eye tracker at E3 2014, developed in partnership with Tobii Technology.
Tino Soelberg, SteelSeries CTO:
“When you think about the concept of eye tracking, you immediately think of innovation and next generation technology; apply that to gaming and you have something truly unique for gamers. At its core, the Sentry employs eye-tracking functionality from our partner, Tobii, who has been a pioneer in eye tracking across many industries. When you take that core functionality and apply the gaming expertise of SteelSeries, we think we are able to offer a product that is innovative and incredibly beneficial to gamers.”
The Sentry’s Virtual & Visual Coach allows the player to analyze a wide range of statistics based on where and how long a user is focused on the screen. Fixations Per Minute (FPM) tracks how often a user moves his or her eye gaze and attention around the screen. Low values indicate that the gamer can process a lot of information on-screen.
Steelseries is working with professional gamers to establish peak performance goals. It allows users to compare eye movements in gaming sessions with the pros and helps user gain insight into how to use their eyes to improve gameplay.
The Sentry uses eyes movement as a new type of in-game control. Steelseries has also partnered with Overwolf to optimize social gaming by implementing an overlay application with eye-tracking accessibility. This partnership also provides users with instant access to social media channels and the web as well as the ability to share gaming sessions with the community and friends.
The Steelseries Sentry will be available later this year.